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morning to you, martha, in new york. martha: i'm martha maccallum live in "america's newsroom" this morning. several countries are standing against the syrian regime saying they want to take action and now britain and france are saying they may hold off on their decision until the united nations finishes their work. president obama says is short strike he believes will be effective. >> if we're saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow staying stop doing, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term. bill: molly henneberg leads our coverage live on the north lawn. poly, there will be more meetings today there, but this one is with leaders from congress, and what do we know about that meeting today? >> reporter: the president will two more in depth what the white house is saying all week. that this was a chemical attack they believe, that the u.s. can not let it go unanswered and the president is expected to lay out to congressional leaders his options and classified intelligence behind these options. there
know what that is, martha? martha: what? bill: that's a bear market, folks. claim by an economist who says the national debt which stands just shy of 17 trillion isn't even close to what the government and you the taxpayer really owe. oh joy. martha: fantastic. bill: i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom." martha: and i'm fine. i'm martha maccallum. good morning, everybody. the gentleman who came with this is james hamilton. he is a economics professor at university of california at san diego. and he claims that the true national debt is more like 70 trillion dollars. and that the government has been low balling us for years according to him by keeping certain debt off the books. bill: with the government on the hook for ious like social security and medicare and pension promises across the country, combined with an aging population, america could be in a whole lot of hurt. charles payne, fox business network. 70 trillion, do you buy that, charles? >> bill, not only do i buy it i think that number is on the low side. bill: the real number could be higher than 70 trillion? ho
is taking a break from washington this week. he's spending time with his family on martha's vineyard. the vacation comes as the president's approval rating is taking a nose-dive. major garrett is traveling with the president. >> reporter: every president needs to get away. president obama has done so less than his predecessor, president george w. bush. 14 trip and 92 vacation days compared to 50 trips and 223 for mr. bush. one common thread mr. obama's beginning to experience some second term blues. the president stepped on to the island paradise confronting some of the diceiest poll numbers of his presidency. it's only one poll but gallup constantly tracks his approval. 50% of the country disapproving. his approval rating was 51% last year a low not seen since december 2011. it's usually due to defections among democrats. revelations of counterterrorism surveillance programs more aggressive than during the bush years has unsettled the president's base. >> i want to make clear, once again, that america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> reporter:
'll take your numbers a calls. president obama is on a week's vacation at martha's vineyard. he played a game golf and then he and the first lady and friends went out to dinner. before he left town he signed the student loan bill on friday, and then gave a big news conference friday afternoon. i was there, and he talked about immigration reform, he talked about larry summers, and he talkedded about his relationship with vladimir putin, he talked about the olympics and edward snowden. meanwhile, politicians are flo flocking to iowa on on the topic of madam president. will we be able to call hillary clinton madam president in 2016. find out right here. >> you know what those people are like. >> what could possibly go wrong in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on! the sweatshirt is nice and all, but i could use a golden lasso. (vo)only on current tv. if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues
including our own martha teichner. you are the one >> reporter: it was a number-one hit for music mega star michael bolton in 1993. that was then. ♪ i said i loved you but i lied ♪ >> reporter: this is now. ♪ this is not how i feel inside ♪ >> reporter: a visit with michael bolton ahead this sunday morning. ♪ said i loved you but... >> osgood: we have a meltdown to tell you about this morning reported by bill geist. >> reporter: not since the beatles and bieber have we seen such frenzied fans. what's driving them wild? you'll be shocked to learn that it's grilled cheese mania ahead on sunday morning. >> osgood: mo rocca shows us the larger than life art work of june kaneco. anthony mason talks to an author who ready for her close-up. steve hartman will prove a picture is worth a thousand words and more. but first the headlines for this sunday morning, the 11th of august, 2013. police in idaho say the man suspected of abducting 16-year-old hannah anderson has been killed and that the girl is safe. federal agents joined state police searching for anderson and james lee dimaggio
this week. he's spending time with his family on martha's vineyard, but va t the vacation comes as the economy nosedives. >> the president has done so less than his pred sez or george w. bush. 14 trips and 19 days. one kmon thread mr. obama's beginning to experience some second term blues. the president stepped onto the island paradise confronting some of the diceiest poll numbers of his presidency. it's only one poll but gallop constantly tracks presidential approval. mr. obama's is at 42% with 50% of the country disapproving. his approval rating was 41% last week, a low not seen since december of 201. when the president's approval rating dips this low, it's usually due to defections among democrats. surveillance have unsettled the president's place. republicans accuse him of ducking the issue for weeks. >> when the story initially broke, the president went undercover. he was trying to come up with ways to salvage the program by window dressing. >> i applaud the president for continuing the nsa program. what i'm very critical of him for, though, is basic
he will have before heading off for vacation to martha's vineyard. live here for you on c-span. your thoughts and questions he would ask the president. this is lynn in seattle. caller: hello. i just want to say that, i want to make a comment, first i would -- i would ask that everyone is talking about how the government is looking at us and watching us, if you're doing it, and you're not doing anything wrong, don't worry about it. ist america should realize that the boston bombing, it wasn't for those cameras, those guys would still be at large. possibly. i would ask the president about the healthcare saying. as a previous caller stated, notle are what we are because of our faults, because of social souls -- social stratification. some people need health care. i just graduated from a community college. i do not have a job. host: what is your degree in? appliedit is associated sciences, and i have a chemical dependency practitioner training. host: weber july to work? caller: i would like to work at the white house. to be honest with you. host: as an advisor? caller: as that, and is a
residents out of their homes. martha sheet has the details. smoke so thick it creates a dark curtain across the sky. a wildfire is burning its way through parts of idaho's national forests, sending walls of flames closer to homes in the sun valley area. officials say it was ignited by lightning on august 7. >> it is a very aggressive fire. part of that is just the conditions. >> this place is being dubbed the beaver creek fire. a mandatory evacuation order is now in effect for residents in southern idaho. hundreds of personnel are working to contain the fire. a state with the vast natural areas. idaho governor bush honored toward the area on foot -- toured the area on foot on friday. >> the number one mission of the state, this agency, of everybody is the safety and health of those people out fighting those fires on the front lines. they are doing a tremendous job. >> officials say that only a small part of the fire has been contained. martha shade, wgn news. >> the one-time leader of an anti-violence group says he wants to be your next governor. hardiman showed -- throws his hat in the rin
this hour about the crisis. major garrett is on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. we expect that announcement from president obama in about 15 minutes. every indication is the president will condemn the violence in strong terms. and also take one more step we believe, to register his displeasure with egypt's military rulers. aides tell us the president is reviewing options to register his displeasure and try to get egypt's attention for good. up till the last moment the united states urged the egyptian military to avoid bloodshed and was ignored. with president obama golfing during his vacation it was left to secretary of state john kerry to express outrage and plead, again, for political compromise. >> egyptians inside and outside of the government need to take a step back. they need to calm the situation. and avoid further loss of life. violence is simply not a solution in egypt or in anywhere else. violence will not create a road map for egypt's future. >> reporter: the turmoil in egypt starkly illustrates the limits of u.s. power.
. it was the company's second demolition in two months. wow, look at that thing. >>> i want to talk about martha ryan, has made life better for more than 80,000 new moms helping them break the cycle of poverty, homelessness and addiction, that makes her our cnn hero of the week. >> years ago my daughter and i were homeless. my main priority was to get high. then i got pregnant again, and i was, like, what am i doing? i need to change. >> i have never met a woman who wanted to hurt her unborn baby. but i've met a lot of women that did not know how to do the right thing. the common denominator is poverty. and poverty is an accident of birth. pregnancy is a wonderful window of opportunity. a mother can turn her life around. my name is martha ryan and i help expectant mothers, many who are homeless break the cycle of poverty for good. you know, you can't just be saved, you have to do the work yourself. i learned very early on that prenatal care alone was not enough. we will help you with housing as well. these women needed help with complex issues. and now we serve the entire family. >> thank you so much
with a conversation between two top al qaeda leaders. with more on this abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: beefed-up law enforcement. heightened awareness at airports from l.a. to new york and more scrutiny on those trying to enter the country. a senior u.s. official tells abc news that the plot started in yemen, and u.s. officials are frantically searching for vehicle bombs al qaeda wants it use to blow up the u.s. embassy there and perhaps others as well. abc news has also learned that through surveillance and electronic eavesdropping, more was discovered. including communications between al qaeda affiliates and someone in the u.s. not just electronic conversations, but through the mail as well. the u.s. does not know the content of the letters. >> in terrorist communications, in general, the simpler more primitive forms of communication, the more effective they are. >> reporter: this is who al qaeda's zawahiri has been communicating with in yemen, al-wuhayshi. small bombs that could be placed inside a human body, especially dangerous if the bomb carrier boarded a flight. >> this group is fairl
was canceling joint exercises with the egyptian military. tonight on martha's vineyard, the president is wrapping up his vacation. our chief white house correspondent major garrett is there as well. major, the administration urged the military not to resort to violence. it's now continued for four days. why does the administration believe it was ignored? >> the administration believes the egyptian military decided to break the back of the muslim brotherhood once and for all, try to reduce or eliminate its will to protest and resist in the streets. this is a risky short-term strategy, jeff, because it could push egypt closer to a civil war if the muslim brotherhood doesn't back down or others in egypt not aligned with it also turn against the military. the administration believes the military has decided it will not pursue any kind of democratic reforms until it's dealt with the muslim brotherhood. we're in the stages now seeing if that strategy will succeed. one thing administration officials have concluded-- they were powerless to stop this turn of events. >> glor: major, some critic
, as long as i'm in the senate kentucky will have a voice instead of san francisco and martha's vineyard. [cheering] look at all these liberals, all these liberals come down here to push me around. they're not going to get away with it, are they? >> no! >> rand paul, ed whitfield and i take kentucky's fight to the liberals every single day. let me give you an example. a few months ago, the nanny state liberals decided to, the nanny state liberals decided you couldn't fish below the dams on the river anymore. well i rounded up the groups. we all got together with ed whitfield and rand paul and you can still fish below the dams. we stopped them. [cheering] back at beginning of the year they tried to raise taxes on everybody. i led the charge to save 99% of kentuckians from a tax increase. [cheers] they tried to bully, they tried to bully conservatives over at the irs but we called them out. [cheering] look, you can't get anything of those done from the back bench. that's why it is important, very, very important, to keep kentucky's voice strong. we've obviously got some big elections comin
folks on the map. it is the equivalent of martha washington wearing homespun. my new book is called "affairs of state turco -- state." frances cleveland was a jackie kennedy figure. they wanted mrs. cleveland's clothing. she said that she would not wear a restrictive thing. that ended the core set -- corset. nancy reagan was more than lipstick and high heels. the media portrayed her monolithically. there's is more to her fashion sense. -- there is more to her fashion sense. michelle may be a fashionable woman but, she is a ivy league attorney. she has had all. she is the image of the american woman. we look at first ladies for that. and i say, thank goodness. i would rather have them look at first ladies then lindsay lohan. their influence is hard to measure. mamie, the bangs were an influence. they would ask her about her politics and she would say, i flip pork chops. it was a cutesy and fulks see kind of way of disarming it -- folksy kind of way of disarming it. the first lady does not have a bullet -- a bully pulpit, but a velvet glove. >> madison avenue does presidential ads wit
's first ladies. week martha washington to ann gel la -- angelica van buren. starting tonight at 9 p.m. eastern on c-span. and during tonight's program on martha washington, join in the conversation with historian and author patricia brady at facebook.com/c-span. >> members of the house oversight subcommittee recently examined the legality of a government rule authorizing tabs credits for americans -- tax credits for americans who buy health insurance through federally-run exchanges. republicans argue the law allows tax credits only if for those receiving insurance through state-based exchanges. oversight committee chairman darrell issa threatened the official with subpoenas if the treasury department does not provide more information about the rulemaking process. the tax credits issue is currently the subject of a lawsuit brought by the state of oklahoma. this runs about 90 minutes. >> emily mcmahon is the deputy assistant for tax policy, u.s. department of treasury. thank you for being here. pursuant to all committee rule, all witnesses are sworn inng before they testify. if you'd
operation after the terror alert there reaches its highest level. martha raddatz with new details on the urgent search now for vehicle bombs al qaeda reportedly wants to use in its next attack. >> shark, shark! >>> surviving "jaws." one woman's narrow escape facing off with a 14-foot great white shark battling with the beast to break free. now, she reveals her moment of terror, all caught on tape. >> will you
to get her out. the woman's daughter watched thinking that martha where burned to death in the car. there was a lot of debris. by the door one of the mod and yanked at her and yanked at her and finally got her out. she was having a hard time breathing. the rescue work was throwing up because of the smoky and held but the benny's employees said he would do over again. i 8 alatas milk but she is safe and ok and that is okis i was holding her hand talking to her asking if she was ok. asking her name. the store manager said he is proud of his employees and especially the man who rescued a woman. i think he is terrific and bonds to be a fireman and this is one of the situations in which he showed himself. i had just gone through the belly of the shadow of death and you brought me out. i would love to be able to shake your hand and give you a big hug. an interesting twist. jack works here at this binny's. but the 24 year-old wants to be a fireman or eight policemen and i think he has good reza may for that work. the man responsible for crashing his car into a gurnee school yesterday inju
its presidential debut as president obama began his weeklong family vacation in martha's vineyard yesterday. the marine corps mv 22 osprey by white house staff and secret service members from the cape cod air station. it can take off vertically like a helicopter but it did also fly like an airplane. for now there are no plans to have the president apply in those aircraft. next, check in the markets plus the latest on newt iphone availability >> you know her from dexter, a chicago native actress amy garcia stopped by the and the chef from the popular tuesday night diner is here with his recipe for night diner is here wialright guys, let's huddle up here and talk probiotics. for digestive health? yes and did you know that trubiotics is a daily probiotic that helps in two ways. it supports digestive and immune health by working in your gut where 70% of your immune system lives. try trubiotics today. >> attorney-general eric holder is making a speech to the american bar association in san francisco. he is talking about overhauling drug related sentences in the u.s. >> the president
with the president's family was gone to martha's vineyard, they left bo the dog at home, and sent a marine helicopter to bring it back at a cost of over $300,000. i would like to know why that is not talked about more. host: more about the president there. guest: i do not know where the facts are coming from, but i find that intriguing, and if that is true, that is certainly something reuters would want to know about and write about. i have a long record in journalism looking into the -- exactly that kind of thing. i will take that note home with me. host: a couple of callers are mentioning the white house, and twitter, the same thing. we have been talking about rules congress wrote for itself for travel. you have a sense of how the white house works in this area -- how he decides where they are going? is anyone oversee those decisions because we are hearing it from callers? guest: i do not know the full answers. it would make for interesting inquiry by rick or any other journalist. carolyn "--s carolyn's story about africa goes, it is stunning. for the costunning of journalists who have to travel wi
sequestration. >> i'm martha covan the associate director for -- office of manage and budget which is part of the executive oversee the budget of a number of federal agencies including education, the administration for children and families at hhs where the head start program is. >> hi cay within the department hhs hhs and i started my early childhood career twenty years ago in a head start agency in brooklyn. so i'm really happy to be here today. i'm sharon from the center on budget and policy priorities. where i'm the vice president of budget policy and economic opportunity. this is a second go around for me at the center budget and friar returning in november, i worked for secretary inteel yous -- inteem use. >> i'm the manager director my work mostly focuses on the federal budget, deficits, and debt. >> great. i was wondering for we could start with you. we heard the numbers that have been mentioned in introduction about the over 57,000 slots that vitamin be lost. i wonder if you might be able to drill down a little bit more to that. i know, that the office of head start has some addit
-- programs of every first lady from martha washington to ida mckinley. tonight, mary todd lincoln. [captioning performed bynational captioning institute] [captions copyright nationalcable satellite corp. 2013] ♪ >> born in 1818 in lexington, kentucky, mary todd grew up and lived to see her husband issued the emancipation proclamation 45 years later. a mother of four sons, she witnessed the death of three of those sons as well as her husband's assassination. her life was filled with tragedy, but as lincoln's political partner, she relished we focus onss.as the civil war years, one of the defining moments in our countries history, a look at the life and times of mary todd lincoln, one of the most complex first ladies ever to live. thank you for being with us for c-span's serious. we invite two of our academic advisors. our guests for this program. rosalyn penn is a history professor at meredith and morgan richard nortonty. smith, our other guest tonight, the director of five presidential libraries, including the abraham lincoln library in springfield, illinois. thanks to both of y
much golf during the wore. >> today the president celebrates his love of golf. last week in martha's vineyard mr. obama play six rounds of golf in just nine days. >> next, the rising toll of lyme disease and the questions surrounding treatment. jeffrey brown has the story. >> lyme disease was first identified in the 1970s but it now turns out it's much more common than previously estimated, about 10 times more. the cdc reported this week an estimated 300,000 americans get the tick-borne disease every year. symptoms include, fatigue, fever, skin rashes and a headache. left untreated it can lead to arthritis, facial pawlzy and problems with the nervous system. of the nu she has been working a series absent the disease and its impact. welcome. first of all how significant are the new numbers, more cases than previously thought. >> you know, the really significant, politically especially. for years scientists and those who work with patient whose have lyme disease felt the numbers were off. there were estimates in the 90s that said lyme disease was under reported by three to 12 fold bu
of the martha stewart under the private label. cheryl: thank you very much. relieved commuters this monday. on track for at least the next 60 days. i will update you and the west coast minute. we will take a look at the latest cyber threat. as we go to break, taking a look at the ten year treasury. ♪ if you've got it, you know how hard it can be tbreathe and man, you know how that feels. copd includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. spiriva is a once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that helps open my obstructed airways for a full 24 hours. you know, spiriva helps me breathe easier. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek immediate medical help if your breathing suddenly worsens, your throat or tongue swells, you get hives, vision changes or eye pain, or problems passing urine. other de effects inclu
hundreds of americans ordered to leave yemen. here is abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: the u.s. navy reconnaissance plane circled yemen's capital, scouring the streets and alley ways below searching for terrorist operatives behind a plan, u.s. intelligence believes, involves a strike on the u.s. embassy or western targets with explosive-laden trucks. iona craig, a freelance journalist in the city described the eyes in the sky. >> it was buzzing for at least five hours. then a break for about an hour, maybe two, and then the was back again. >> reporter: taking no chances the u.s. air force, air lifted almost all of the u.s. personnel out to safety. leaving only the most essential personnel behind. we know this is the man behind the plot, a hardened leader, determined to strike beyond the borders of yemen to the american moem land. homeland. he was behind the underwear bombing plot to bring down a u.s. aircraft. he just might get help from a large number of maximum security prisoners many of them al qaeda who have been busted out of jail in recent weeks with the help of heavily armed m
made on martha's vineyard. here is the headline. they say it shows the limits of u.s. sway, writing a rebuke underscored the limits of u.s. influence with the nation's generals, who benefit 1.3 billion dollars a year in military aid. in addition to canceling the high-profile military exercise scheduled to begin next month, obama said his national security team will consider further steps as necessary, a comment that puts military aid in question. we will show you the president's comments next from martha's vineyard and then back to your comments and calls. >> good morning, everybody. i just finished a discussion with my national security team about the situation in egypt. i wanted to provide an up eight. -- an update. let me get by stepping back. the relationship between the united states and egypt goes back decades. it's rooted in our respect of egypt as a nation, ancient center of civilization, and cornerstone for peace in the middle east. it's also rooted in our ties to the egyptian people forged through a long-standing partnership. just over two years ago america was inspired by
, the night. we feature programs on every first lady from martha washington. today, julia grant. host: serving as first lady from 1869 to 1877, julia grant relished the role. she once commented that life inside the white house was a garden spot of orchids. growing up in a slaveholding family, she ended up as wife of the commanding u.s. general during the civil war. she and ulysses s. grant shared 37 years together that included the hardships of war, the challenges of politics, and eight years in the white house. welcome to our program, "first ladies: influence and image." tonight, julia grant. let me introduce you to our guests. bill seale is a member of our series. he is a longtime white house historian and the author of "the president's house." pam sanfilippo is a historian at the ulysses s. grant national historic site. she is also working on a biography of julia grant. i want to start with you. we last left the series with the johnsons after impeachment and the politics with the radical republicans in reconstruction in the south. set the stage for us as the grants come into the white house
. abc's martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: thousands of syrians fleeing damascus as president obama leaves no doubt in an interview with pbs that syria's president assad has crossed a red line. >> when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, that they're held accountable. >> reporter: the president said he has not yet made a decision to strike, but if one is launched, it would be aimed at preventing another chemical attack, not in taking sides in syria's bloody civil war. there are dozens of potential targets. but likely, top among them, facilities storing vehicles which could launch chemical weapons like this storage depot near damascus. >> the president wants to prevent assad from using chemical weapons on his people again, but he can't hit the chemical weapons storage sites directly. >> reporter: if the u.s. wants to take aim at assad's military, it could strike the vital mezze airfield. or american missiles could lock on a symbolic target that would send a strong message to assad like the ministry of defense in damascus.
speaking from martha's vineyard on thursday. >> given the depths of our partnership with egypt, our national security interests in this pivotal part of the world and our belief that engagement can support a transition back to a democratically elected civilian government we've sustained our commitment to egypt and its people. but while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue, as usual, when civilians are being killed in the streets. >> for the latest on the situation now, we go to msnbc news foreign correspondent live in cairo. >> good morn, steve. a tense situation is unfolding. a mosque where dozens of supporters of the president seems to be developing. in that situation a gunfight has broken out outside the mosque and tear gas inside the mosque to try to get the supporters out. throughout the course of the early morning we headed down to that mosque and negotiations to try to get the people inside to leave, but it seems they did not trust the environment outside. they did not trust their safety or their security into the hands of
of the images. martha was harder but we know the portrait is probably the best there is. i relied on that one. the rest were in photography, lots of photography. with all of that information, i pieced together images that i thought were good and representative. >> what is the process you go through when starting to work on a painting? how much work goes into the project before you start to paint? >> well, first i'll do the research and background and things like that of a normal portrait of someone i need to represent and almost life size and 3-d and sculpting too. i need to get to know them. i'm using it for a relatively small portrait. but a lot of the work happens first. the research and gathering and sketching. and what i started with is as a kid is pencil work. this is right on the board to make it easier for me. i draw on the board with pencil and keep going and going until i like it. getting the scale right, all of those things, and then progress from there. >> so how long did you work on this painting and that's from research through the painting process. even break it up if you have
. that's why we're in washington. we'll see you back there tomorrow. martha: we'll see you then. "happening now" starts right now >> brand new stories and breaking news. jon: big questions how the u.s. will handle the growing crisis in syria. u.s. navy destroyer heading toward the eastern mediterranean. that will bring total of the destroyers to five. one of america's closest allies says a military strike is not says a military strike is not . >>> one recalling the obamacare process a train wreck. >>> sometimes you need the burger fast. could a strike get between you and your big mack today? emac has the answer. e its is "happening now." 10. jon: good morning to you the white house is working to bolster case on syria. there could be days before there is any action. hello, i'm jon scott. >> jon, great to be with you. i'm alisyn camerota in for jenna today. u.s. officials gather intelligence to justify military action against the assad regime. jon: just yesterday president obama said there is no doubt the syrian government carried out last week's chemical attack killing hundreds o
-span. programs on every first lady, from martha washington. tonight, elizabeth munro and catherine adams. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] ♪ >> elizabeth monroe was a true partner in her husband's career. they were a love story and absolutely devoted to each other. elizabeth monroe had a well- developed sense of style and image. this is a woman who knew how to carry herself with great elegance. >> it is called the era of good feeling. >> this is a woman who spoke french. >> very great beauty. she received is seldom anything in the white house. she hated it. >> dignity, civility. those are the words that come to mind. >> elizabeth monroe served as first lady from 1817 to 1825 as a time known as the era of good feeling. coming up, we will explore her life and what were not always happy times inside the white house for this woman born into a well-to-do new york family. she married james monroe at the age of 17 and traveled new york extensively with him. she brought with her to the white house a certain french
's happening in egypt. the president return from the martha's vineyard. the question we're asking what makes americans so angry and divided from dallas, texas. caller: well, i think the economy is the biggest issue here. people don't have jobs. if they do have jobs they are working two or three of them just to support their families. it started back with regan, his deregulation then clinton and nafta and the undermining of glass speegal which is done as a suggestion of robert, ruben and larry summers whom obama was to bring back into government again, as part of the fed, and i think the economy is a very difficult subject. and neither bush nor obama has had the knowledge or the decisiveness to deal with it. under bush it got worse and worse and then when paulson ame one his bailout crisis soverl, he bailed out big banks. the economy has been attacking the average american citizen for the past 20 years, we just didn't notice it until it became really horrific and then of course the wars that have cost us a fortune. that was done -- so many of these things come from theorists within the govern
:00 eastern on c-span, programs on every first lady from martha washington on. . night, lucie hayes >> it is so unfair to her. it is a dismissive, condescending title. it suggests she is smooth talking and her function in life was to not serve alcohol. lucy hayes is so much more. as was her husband. everything she accomplished in the white house was in spite of the fact her husband's legitimacy to be president was questioned. >> she was a charming person, very delightful. nnovative. >> one of the more controversial collections is the white house china. an article says the art was absurd. who would want to eat a lovely meal and see a duck at the bottom of their plate? >> she took an interest in public affairs from an early age. >> two causes that were important to her were veterans and soldiers and orphans, children who had been made orphans as a result of the civil war. >> she was a very devout mother. she does not neglect her children. she embraces the life. >> lucie hayes said women's binds were as strong as man's. she was the first first lady to earn a college degree. that tells
to the lady would be that i noticed during this family vacation with the president's family was gone to martha's vineyard, they left bo the dog at home, and sent a marine helicopter to bring it back at a cost of over $300,000. i would like to know why that is not talked about more. host: more about the president there. guest: i do not know where the facts are coming from, but i find that intriguing, and if that is true, that is certainly something reuters would want to know about and write about. i have a long record in journalism looking into the -- exactly that kind of thing. i will take that note home with me. host: a couple of callers are mentioning the white house, and twitter, the same thing. we have been talking about rules congress wrote for itself for travel. you have a sense of how the white house works in this area. how he decides where they are going? is anyone oversee those decisions because we are hearing it from callers? guest: i do not know the full answers. it would make for interesting inquiry by rick or any other journalist. it is just as carolyn's story about africa goes, i
of these women and their influence on the presidency. watch the encore presentation from martha washington to i'd saw dc kinly -- ida mckinly next week on c-span. >> and the u.s. senate about to gavel in. senators will begin today with general speeches, and at 11 eastern they'll consider a nomination for the u.s. appeals court. that vote will be followed on a vote about limiting debate to transportation, housing and community development projects. this afternoon senators debate the nomination of samantha power for u.s. ambassador to the united nations. we have live coverage now of the senate here on c-span2. senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. eternal lord god, the source of our life, you are high above all, yet in all. keep us from becoming weary in doing what is right, as you use us for your instruments in these challenging times. empower our senators to bring your freedom to those shackled by fear. help them to lift the burdens that are too heavy for people to carry. lengthen their vision that they may see bey
's come back for more pain and punishment. patti ann: not at all. i'm in for martha maccallum today, and senior u.s. officials say the intelligence is specific, and it points to terrorists setting off surgically-implanted devices. former cia director michael hayden says closing the embassies could be more than just caution. >> well, that's the cost of
and is heading to martha's vineyard this weekend. jay carney during the news conference joked that president obama might just name his next federal chairman, chairman of the from. we should point out that president obama almost did just that in 2009. he renominated bernanke to that position back then. you can't rule out any news when the president is on vacation. >> we'll have live coverage of the president's news conference tomorrow here on cnn. thanks, jim acosta, for that report. coming up, it's been almost a week since the global terror alert. it is the threat over. do those warnings do more harm than good? i'm going to speak about it live. the former director of national intelligence, retired navy general dennis blair is here in the situation room. >> research verse scored a major break through in one of the world's most devastating diseases, malaria. stop for no one. what? it's red hot deal days. get $100 off the samsung galaxy note ii with features like pop-up play. lets you use any app while watching video. or use the s pen for hand-written notes. just $199.99. hurry in, sale ends au
,000 gold-plated men's rolex watch, $5,600 for a holistic retreat in martha's vineyard, and $4,600 on a fedora once worn by michael jackson. jackson's father, civil rights leader jesse jackson sr., suggests the behavior was largely due to his son's diagnosis last year of bipolar disorder. >> he is still recovering. jesse's been very sick. this time a year ago, i really thought we may have lost him. >> reporter: jackson spent four weeks at the mayo clinic. the judge says she didn't have enough information from his doctors about his reported bipolar disorder. >> this has been -- a very painful. >> reporter: the jacksons will be allowed to serve their sentences one at a time. is he so that one of them can remain at home with their two children. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> federal investigators hope to get the black boxes from that u.p.s. cargo plane that crashed in a field near the birmingham airport. two pilots killed. the wreckage scattered over a wide area. witnesses heard the engines struggling and saw flames before impact. >> we were in bed. we heard something go ove
minutes of tape from president obama yesterday on martha's vineyard on all of this and then we'll go to your calls. >> we appreciate the complexity of the situation. while muhammad morsi was elected president in a democratic election, his government was not inclusive. and did not respect the views of all egyptians. we know that many egyptians, millions of egyptians, perhaps even a majority of egyptians were calling for a change in course and while we do not believe that force is the way to resolve political differences, after the military's intervention several weeks ago, there remained a chance for reconciliation and an opportunity to pursue a democratic path. instead, we've seen a more dangerous path through arrests, abroad crackdown on mr. morsi's associations and supporters and now, tragically, the violence has taken the lives of hundreds of people and wounded thousands more. the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we deplore violence against civilians. we support the universal rights essential to human
back from martha's they neared and return to wherever he came from. you mean coming back to washington d.c.? just come back to wherever he is being president and go away from being president. the other caller said he should perhaps resigned. that is what i think. rose brought up the division in politics, that is the subject of today's lead editorial in the wall street journal on a different potential candidate, hillary clinton. her racial politics is the headline there. the next piece notes that she makes a polarizing pitch that ignores trends in voter turnouts. that opinion piece notes that hillary clinton is playing racial politics right now -- on the issue of potential candidates in 2016, here is a front page piece today also in "the wall street journal" -- on that same story, it goes on to note the history here. it notes -- over the past half-century, vice presidents who ran invariably capture their parties nomination -- the last president to fail the nomination was out in berkeley, who suffer -- who was under harry truman. he was 74 and his age was cited as a reason for defeat. st
in washington were john and abigail adams. the first power couple in the presidency were martha and george. >> another call. delighted to have people watching in venezuela. lindsay is in pennsylvania. what is your question? >> i do not have a question either, but i thought it might be fun for your viewers to know i am a relative. my maiden name was burchard. nobody understood it. i am proud to have it as part of my heritage now. when i was in high school i did some research on rutherford b. hayes and i found out he had quite the sense of humor and ended up riding a bicycle through the white house. i thought your viewers might get a kick out of knowing that. >> thank you so much. did he have a sense of humor? >> he did. it was a bit understated. he cut up apples at the dinner table and tossed the people at the pieces at the people at the table. he could also tell a joke. >> lucy hayes gave birth to eight children, five of whom went to adulthood. are the a lot of descendents in the country? >> we have more than 100 hayes descendents in our databases. we have four members of the family on our
larry page. >> 100% larry page. >> obama vacationing in martha's vineyard right now. the president is playing golf. and he was photographed in this position, either golfing or taking a zumba class. [ laughter ] ♪ >>> i'm charlie rose with norah o'donnell. gayle king is off. san diego's embattled mayor is now officially fighting to stay in office. bob filner is telling an organized recall campaign that he will not quit. >> he's being sued by a former aide who said he sexually harassed her. as ben tracy reports, filner is staying away from his office this week, but his critics are not. >> reporter: this was not the kind of welcome back party mayor bob filner was hoping for. >> bob must go! >> reporter: filner's opponents made it clear they preferred the mayor go and stay away. >> we will do whatever it takes within our measures to remove bob filner out of office. >> reporter: at least 13 have come forward accusing filner of sexual harassment. all the senators have told filner to resign. he was supposed to spend two weeks in intensive behavorial therapy but just
-span expected in about ten minutes from now at 10:15 eastern. the president is speaking from martha's vineyard where he and his family have been vacationing. again lie of at 10:15 eastern on c-span. tonight on the town hall we are asking who do you think this represents the future we will get established and up-and-coming political figures and ask republicans, democrats and third party supporters to call in and tell us who they are watching and looking to lead their party in the next presidential election and beyond. here is a preview. >> starting in 2013, this year, there are two gubernatorial races in the united states. there's new jersey where chris christie is clinging on to the 30-point lead over his democratic opponent. >> i think that he outweighs the area. [laughter] >> outweighs most. let's be clear. but he's going to win. i am a new jerseyian. there are some who are not enamored of him. come to new jersey and when you spend some time in new jersey i think you might understand that regardless of what you think of him on a more national stage, he is exactly what the state of new jersey
. i'm bill hemmer in "america's newsroom." martha has time with the family. good to see you heather. >> i'm heather childers. nice to be back. pentagon officials say the broad evacuation effort is due to the threat that already prompted the closure of 19 u.s.
's newsroom." nice to see you heather. >> i'm heather childers in for martha maccallum. the charges are sealed. so we don't know who exactly was named. bill: that's right. the justice department says the investigation is a top priority. the repub
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